Disability



Report

Co-designing a peer support platform for people with low vision and blindness

This report evaluates the design and development of a prototype Peer Support Platform that aimed to address the information, linkages and capacity (ILC) building needs of people with low vision and blindness.
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Designed to improve policies and practices to enable people with a disability across Australia to participate fully in society, the Disability Research Collection contains resources by, and is for, policy-makers, researchers, advocacy organisations, disabled people’s organisations, service providers and practitioners as well as people with...
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Setting an agenda for disability research in Australia: survey results

This report presents the results of a survey completed by 973 people with involvement or interest in Australian disability research. It is part of multi-phase research agenda setting exercise that has been conducted to understand existing disability research in Australia and consult with the disability...
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Setting an agenda for disability research in Australia: synthesis and refinement

This report presents findings from the third phase of the research agenda development project funded by the National Disability Research Partnership (NDRP).
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Setting an agenda for disability research in Australia: consultation report

This report presents the results of the Phase 2b consultation conducted with 974 individuals from 21 non-government organisations, including service providers and disabled peoples’ organisations, the First Nations-focused National Disability Research Agenda survey and online focus groups and in-depth interviews with people with augmentative and...
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Mapping disability research in Australia 2018-2020

This mapping report provides a comprehensive picture of the current state of disability research in Australia in the period since the Audit of Disability Research Update Report was published in 2017.
Report

Overview of results - Informing investment design: ILC research activity

Between June and November 2021, the Centre for Social Impact (CSI), Swinburne University of Technology, undertook this research project to assist the Department of Social Services (DSS) to build an evidence base for the Information, Linkages and Capacity Building (ILC) Program and inform the future...
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A Youth19 brief: young people with disabilities

This report explores the lives of students with a disability including health and wellbeing, housing insecurity, and creating a brighter future.
Report

Reaching potential: experiences of young people with intellectual disability

Young people with intellectual disability face barriers to accessing the support, services and experiences they deserve, driving inequities in health, education, social and economic participation outcomes. This report identifies system gaps that are driving challenging experiences and opens a conversation about what is required to...
Report

Making New Zealand accessible: a design for effective accessibility legislation

This report proposes a legal framework to make New Zealand accessible for and remove barriers that create disabling experiences. A quarter of New Zealanders experience disability and everyone will have an impairment at some point.
Position paper

Working safely and inclusively through COVID-19 and beyond

This document outlines a set of clear principles to aid and support the Australian arts and cultural sector to make decisions inclusively, and to go beyond compliance and celebrate diversity.
Report

Achieving a ‘sense of purpose’: pathways to employment for NDIS participants with intellectual disability, on the autism spectrum and/with psychosocial disability

This report presents research findings from the Employment Research Project aimed at exploring the barriers and enablers to gaining and maintaining paid employment for NDIS participants with intellectual disability, on the autism spectrum, and/or with psychosocial disability.
Briefing paper

Disability

This paper shows key data about people with a disability in Gippsland, Victoria.
Report

Hidden in plain sight: optimising the allied health professions for better, more sustainable integrated care

This report examines the evidence and identifies the critical changes that are key to designing a system with fully integrated allied health services aligned with the objectives of the health and disability system reforms.
Report

Exploring participant experiences: a survey on the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on NDIS, allied healthcare services and consumer experiences transitioning to telehealth

This report contains the finding of a national survey to investigate the experiences of NDIS participants, or their family members/carers, when accessing allied healthcare supports during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Report

Disability support workers: COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and communication needs

Between March and April 2021, researchers from the University of Melbourne and UNSW Canberra conducted an online survey of over 350 disability support workers (DSWs) about their opinions and needs surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. This report outlines the survey findings.
Discussion paper

Our health and disability system

This paper summarises the New Zealand Government’s plan to strengthen the health system to ensure every New Zealander can access the right care at the right time.
Journal article

Disability housing: what does good look like?

This article explores why the disability sector needs an aligned approach to measurement, how the Disability Housing Outcomes Framework was developed, and how it will be piloted while ensuring that data collected is meaningful, practical, and will guide better decision making.
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Incorporating minimum accessibility standards in new housing: a survey of access consultants and architects

This study seeks the expert opinions of access consultants and architects on how expensive and complicated it would be for builders to incorporate specific accessible features into all new homes.
Journal article

Culturally competent communication in Indigenous disability assessment: a qualitative study

This article aims to identify key elements of culturally competent communication in Indigenous disability assessment and planning, and provide recommendations for strengthening capacity in this area.